A Weekend to Change Your Life: Find Your Authentic Self After a Lifetime of Being All Things to All People by Joan Anderson, a book review
There is no shortage of literature about the struggles of an empty-nester woman these days.
This non-fiction book plays nicely into that catagory. Even though I am not her target market, I enjoyed the book. It was a sober reminder, leading me to recognize that choices I make each day compound and if I do not make choices to develop my own talents and presever my own interests; I may find that I completely abandoned myself and then struggle to reconnect with my own voice.
Author Joan Anderson hosts workshops for women who struggle with knowing what they want in life because they spent most of their life giving to others. These women gave so much that they didn't have anything left for themselves.
Her method encourages women to escape to a beautiful, inspirational place. There you can be alone with yourself so that you are not tempted to do anything for anyone other than yourself.
In her own words:
"I am as unfinished as the shoreline along the beach, meant to transcend myself again and again."
Looking for more?
Learn about her retreats
Read her books
A Year By The Sea-Thoughts of an Unfinished Woman
A Weekend to Change Your Life: Find Your Authentic Self After a Lifetime of Being All Things to All People
A Walk on the Beach: Tales of Wisdom From an Unconventional Woman
An Unfinished Marriage
About the author: Allison Frederick is a writer and online marketing educator for other creative women. www.FaMissWomen.com offers free Web 2.0 resources. She is also the author of an upcoming novel, A Portrait of Josephine, an academic-lite thriller. Find out how to receive a free copy of the novel by visiting www.portraitofjosephine.com